Oil lamps are a staple in my part of the world. I would imagine they are still important in most parts of the world. We’ve used them as a source of light for hundreds of years. Before electric lights were invented, oil lamps were our go to light in the darkness of night. With the progress of time and industry we have come to depend more on electricity, yet most of us have at least one or two oil lamps on hand for emergencies. In my neck of the woods, the name for an oil lamp has transformed along with the times. We now call them hurricane lamps, because they are a staple during hurricane season. We tend to keep extra oil, extra wicks, and a big box of kitchen matches on hand, just in case. Batteries can run down, candles will melt away, but our oil lamps will still be burn brightly. John 1:5 NLT “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.” If you’ve ever been stuck in the dark, you know how very dark it can be without light. Just like those oil lamps burn so brightly, the bright light of Jesus takes away the darkness in our lives. When we have Jesus we are never without His light. His light can never be extinguished or even dampened. Jesus is the light of the world, of that we can be assured. Whenever darkness and fear are attempting to get the best of us, we only need to lean into the light of Jesus. Psalms 119:105 reads “Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.” May the light of Jesus shines brightly and rightly in our lives, and may our paths be awash in His light.